Term Information [More information on opsonization]

Accession
GO:0008228
Name
opsonization
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Definition
The process in which a microorganism (or other particulate material) is rendered more susceptible to phagocytosis by coating with an opsonin, a blood serum protein such as a complement component or antibody. Source: ISBN:068340007X, GOC:mah, ISBN:0198506732, GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149
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History
See term history for GO:0008228 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of opsonization (GO:0008228)
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opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) localization (GO:0051179)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) establishment of localization (GO:0051234)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) transport (GO:0006810)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-organism localization (GO:1902578)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) vesicle-mediated transport (GO:0016192)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) endocytosis (GO:0006897)
opsonization [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) immune system process (GO:0002376)
opsonization [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-organism transport (GO:0044765)
opsonization [is_a relation] is_a  immune effector process (GO:0002252)
opsonization [part_of relation] part_of  phagocytosis (GO:0006909)
Children of opsonization (GO:0008228)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
positive regulation of opsonization (GO:1903028) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  opsonization
regulation of opsonization (GO:1903027) [regulates relation] regulates  opsonization
Wikipedia
Opsonin